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July 27 Notable Births, with Quotes

Published by: Carolyn Brooks Fleming on Jul 26, 2022.

Explore memorable and revealing quotes from public figures, past and present, who were born on July 27.

Alex Rodriguez, baseball player (July 27, 1975–present)

“If you can get up and hustle, whether it's a side hustle or your main hustle, anybody can make it. A young kid like me made it from Miami, because of baseball, and I was able to take that and do other things. It also gives me a platform to do great things like this and help out the next generation of entrepreneurship.” —Alex Rodriguez
Seemayer, Zach. “Alex Rodriguez Says He's 'In a Great Place' As He Looks Forward to Helping 'Young Entrepreneurs' (Exclusive).” ET, August 17, 2021, https://www.etonline.com/alex-rodriguez-says-hes-in-a-great-place-as-he-looks-forward-to-helping-young-entrepreneurs-170577.

“Hopefully I can open the doors for other people of color, minorities, Latinos, women, it's the right time for that. Anybody can be Presidente, absolutely everybody should be. This is the golden age for entrepreneurship and there's so much opportunity out there.” —Alex Rodriguez
Seemayer, Zach. “Alex Rodriguez Says He's 'In a Great Place' As He Looks Forward to Helping 'Young Entrepreneurs' (Exclusive).” ET, August 17, 2021, https://www.etonline.com/alex-rodriguez-says-hes-in-a-great-place-as-he-looks-forward-to-helping-young-entrepreneurs-170577.

Peggy Fleming, figure skater (July 27, 1948–present)

“I did a lot of other sports before I started skating. I did baseball was my favorite game, and skating up and down the sidewalk roller skating. And I played violin for a little while. And then my dad took all of my sisters and I to a skating rink. And I just, it was easy to me. And my sisters were struggling a little bit, but I roller-skated up and down the sidewalk so skating was just the next step. So I had fun and one thing led to the other.” —Peggy Fleming
Derby, Dianne. “A conversation with Olympic legend Peggy Fleming.” KOAA News, February 8, 2022, https://www.koaa.com/news/covering-colorado/a-conversation-with-olympic-legend-peggy-fleming.

“My first competition, I was nine years old. And it was at Sutro Baths in San Francisco. And I won. This is easy. And then. And then I went down to the Pacific Coast competition where lots of other regions come when I came in dead last. So I had the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat, right in the very beginning.” —Peggy Fleming
Derby, Dianne. “A conversation with Olympic legend Peggy Fleming.” KOAA News, February 8, 2022, https://www.koaa.com/news/covering-colorado/a-conversation-with-olympic-legend-peggy-fleming.

Norman Lear, producer and writer (July 27, 1922–present)

“I had a father who was a bit of an Archie Bunker.” —Norman Lear
Doubek, James et al. “'All in the Family' is 50 years old. A new book looks at how it changed TV.” NPR, November 2, 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/11/02/1051363358/all-in-the-family-the-show-that-began-in-1971-changed-television-history.

“Two little words we don't pay enough attention to: over and next. When something is over, it is over and we are on to next. And I like to think about the hammock in the middle of those two words. That's living in the moment. That's the moment I believe I'm living as I complete this sentence.” —Norman Lear
Doubek, James et al. “'All in the Family' is 50 years old. A new book looks at how it changed TV.” NPR, November 2, 2021, https://www.npr.org/2021/11/02/1051363358/all-in-the-family-the-show-that-began-in-1971-changed-television-history.

Leo Durocher, baseball player and coach (July 27, 1905–October 7, 1991)

“‘How you play the game’ is for college boys. When you’re playing for money, winning is the only thing that matters. Show me a good loser in professional sports, and I’ll show you an idiot.” —Leo Durocher
Durocher, Leo. “Nice Guys Finish Last.” University of Chicago Press, September 15, 2009.

“In the olden days, when I was shortstop for the Gas House Gang, I used to file my belt buckle to a sharp edge. We’d get into a tight spot in the game where we needed a strikeout, and I’d go to the mound and monkey around with the ball just enough to put a little nick on it.” —Leo Durocher
Durocher, Leo. “Nice Guys Finish Last.” University of Chicago Press, September 15, 2009.

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